Mandrake 9.2 hangs on install + hardware problem (fixed)
I had Mandrake 9.1 on this computer before, and it ran beautifully. I am installing the latest Mandrake 9.2 now, with a full install (start off clean from the damage I have done before, lol). After I format the partitions the setup hangs for about 4-5 minutes then an error is displayed, I am in windows on the same PC right now, and forget exactly hat it says, but its something about disks...
I also have an even bigger problem...When I reboot, the beginning BIOS just hangs with COMPAQ (i know its crap anyway :? ) sitting there for about 2 minutes (thats unusually long) and then it does the usual thing...except the CD-ROM is never loaded...thees nothing doen to CD-ROM. Even in boot or whatever, its like theres no power going to the CD-ROM drive. Its internal drive, and I never touched anything with the CD-ROM inside, but its not working...unles if the BIOS don't boot it, really affect it. Even if I manually slide in and out the tray, it does nothing.
I am desperate for some input!
Thanks in advance